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BJPsych Bulletin editor

The College is seeking a new Editor for the BJPsych Bulletin. The present Editor, Dr Jonathan Pimm, will be standing down at the end of his term. Applications are invited from College Members who feel they have the drive and vision to continue his work and ensure the journal’s continued growth.

This is an exciting time for the journal as the College begins a new publishing partnership with Cambridge University Press in January 2018.

The post-holder will report to the Publications Management Board, chaired by the College Editor.  They will be responsible for the content of the journal and the strategy for its future direction in collaboration with PMB. Specifically, this will involve overall responsibility for the peer review process; planning and selection of content; commissioning articles; overseeing the work of the Editorial Board and taking responsibility for the scientific accuracy and validity of the content. He or she should be committed to keeping strong links with the College, while maintaining the independence of the journal. At the same time, it is expected that he or she will be in touch with developments in evidence-based psychiatry and in academic psychiatry in general – the Editor should also be aware of the needs of working psychiatrists in peripheral areas.

This is a part-time, voluntary position and there is no remuneration related to the post. The term of office is 5 years. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to devote approximately two sessions per week to this role. Support will be given by College staff in terms of editorial management of the journal, advice and guidance. The production of the journal will be handled by Cambridge University Press.

For a job description please email

If you are interested in applying, please send a two-page CV and covering letter to in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 10 January 2018.


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